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art (s) (noun), arts (pl)
1. The quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance: "Any field using the skills or techniques of art; including, advertising art and industrial art."
2. The class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria: "The works of art collectively, including paintings, sculptures, or drawings; such as, a museum of art; an art collection."
3. A field, genre, or category of what is attractive: "Dance is an art that Sara loves."

"The fine arts collectively, often excluding architecture."

4. Illustrative or decorative materials: "Do you have any art work to illustrate your web site?"
5. The principles or methods governing any craft or branch of learning: "The art of baking and the art of selling."
6. Skill in conducting any human activity: "Trisha is a master at the art of conversation."

"Art is skilled workmanship, execution, or agency, as distinguished from nature."

7. A branch of learning or university study: "Joseph is studying one of the fine arts or the humanities; including music, philosophy, and literature."
8. Etymology: from about 1225, "skill as a result of learning or practice", from Old French art, from Latin artem, ars, "art, skill, craft"; from base ar-, "fit together, join".

In Middle English, usually with the sense of "skill in scholarship and learning" (c.1305); especially, in the seven sciences, or liberal arts (divided into the trivium: grammar, logic, rhetoric; and the quadrivium: arithmetic, geometry, music, astronomy). This sense remains in Bachelor of Arts, etc.

The meaning, "human workmanship" (as opposed to nature) is from 1386. The sense of "cunning and trickery" was first attested about 1600. The meaning, "skill in creative arts" is first recorded 1620; especially, regarding painting, sculpture, etc., from 1668.

In fine arts, "those which appeal to the mind and the imagination" was first recorded in 1767. Arts and crafts, "decorative design and handcraft" was presented in the "Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society", founded in London, in 1888.

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(Latin: skill, handicraft, trade, occupation, art)
(Greek: art, skill, craft; techne, art, skill, craft; tekton, "builder")
(a suffix which forms nouns that refer to people who regularly engage in some activity, or who are characterized in a certain way, as indicated by the stem or root of the word; originally, which appeared in Middle English in words from Old French where it expressed an intensive degree or with a pejorative or disparaging application)
(Arabic > Greek > Latin: the art of combining base metals [to make gold]; from Greek, chemia, “Egypt”, supposedly where the art of changing metals into gold existed)
(art cleptomaniac said, "I enjoy art, I love such works of art, I collected them and kept them at home")
(an exhibit of artistically enhanced hands showing creative marvels)
(Latin: from -icalis, a suffix that forms adjectives from nouns; of or having to do with; having the nature of; constituting or being; containing or made up of; made by or caused by; like, characteristic of; art or system of thought; chemical terms)
(Greek > Latin: the art of speaking and reasoning)
(Greek: mousike [techne] > Latin: musica, music; originally an art of the Muses)
(something written by people who were not there at the time; the art of reconciling fact with fiction or making guesses about things that can not be verified.)
(if patients are fortunate, this is the art of keeping them involved while nature cures their diseases)
(art of taking a long time to start to begin to get ready to commence)
(Greek: rhetorike tekhne, "the technique or art of public speaking" > Latin: orator; that which is spoken)
(a classical example of phobias in famous art work)
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Diplomacy is the art of getting other people to do it your way.
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electronic art
A form of art which uses electronic materials; such as, moving and flashing light displays, as the artistic medium of presentations.
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nouveau art, art nouveau
1. A French school of art and architecture popular in the 1890s; characterized by stylized natural forms and sinuous outlines of such objects as leaves and vines and flowers.
2. A body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers in a school.
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parietal art
Engravings and paintings on cave walls and a few open sites.

Parietal art has been found mostly in France and northern Spain, with a few Italian sites, and perhaps others even more distant.

The 20,000-year span of known parietal art does not reach deep into our apish ancestry. The earliest parietal art lies well within the range of our current species, Homo sapiens. The painters of the first known parietal art were far closer in time to folks living today than to the original Homo sapiens.
—Stephen Jay Gould (teacher of biology, geology, and the history of science at Harvard University), Natural History, July, 1996.
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Planning: The art of putting off until tomorrow what someone has no intention of doing today.
Reading Egyptian Art
"A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Egyptian Painting and Sculpture"
by Richard H. Wilkinson; Thames and Hudson, Inc; New York; 1992.
(A few clips from Old Age Is Not for Sissies by Art Linkletter)
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art deco
A style of art and design that dates from the 1920's, using bold geometric shapes and colors in a symmetrical, organic manner.
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art nouveau
 A highly decorative style of art and design dating from the end of the nineteenth century. It uses organic forms from nature to create sinuous shapes with heavy ornamentation.
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art therapy
A form of treatment in which patients are encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings through painting, sculpture, or some other form of art.
Cleptomania: Art Thief
The art cleptomaniac said, "I enjoy art, I love such works of art, I collected them and kept them at home" unit.